Jose Laurel Biography, Achievements, Issues, Officials

Jose Laurel was a Filipino lawyer and politician. He served as the 3rd president of the Philippines having been appointed by the Japanese authorities in the country during World War II.

Personal Information
Complete Name –> José Paciano Laurel y García
Birth Date –> March 9, 1891
Died –> November 6, 1959 in Manila (aged 68)
Hometown –> Tanauan, Batangas, Philippines

Family
Wife –> Pacencia Hidalgo
Children –>
José B. Laurel Jr.
José S. Laurel III
Natividad Laurel-Guinto
Sotero Laurel II (Former Senator)
Mariano Laurel
Rosenda Laurel-Avanceña
Potenciana Laurel-Yupangco
Salvador Laurel (Former Vice President)
Arsenio Laurel

Education
Law School – University of the Philippines, Diliman (LLB)
Masters – University of Santo Tomas (LLM)
PhD – Yale University (SJD)

Political Career / Work Experiences
1925–1931, 1951–1957 – Senator
1943-1945 – President (Puppet Government of the Philippines under Japanese Control)
1942–1943 – Commissioner of the Interior
1936–1942 – Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
1922–1923 – Secretary of the Interior of the Philippines
* Former Undersecretary of the Interior Department
* Former clerk in the Code Committee
* Former messenger in the Bureau of Forestry

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